9-year-old shot in the hand inspires track coach battling cancer

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - It`s a story of triumph over tragedy as a track coach takes a shooting victim under her wing. It all started with a shooting that happened last month that left 3 kids without their mother. Now as they try to heal they have a way to move forward. 26-year-old Angelica Wysinger and her boyfriend William Crume were shot and killed in their car near downtown St. Louis. Wysinger`s three children were in the back seat and one of them 9-year-old Ja`niyah was hit in the hand.

To help deal with their new reality, Ja` niyahs father Christopher Taylor says track is a good way to keep the kids occupied.  St. Louis Blues coach Sue Fulton agrees she says the kids are an inspiration, that`s because Coach Sue is battling stage 2 breast cancer.

'Sometimes they get lost in a daze but this track they have been on it they don`t worry about anything they go to school track eat and go to bed so they don`t have a lot of time to think about the bad right now.' Said Taylor.

'It makes me want to fight even harder because I look at her at every practice and say she`s getting through every day going through what she`s going through. I know I can get up with a positive attitude.' Said Fulton.

Coach Fulton says the St.  Louis Blues track team typically has more than 150 kids qualify for Junior Olympics every year. As for Ja` niyah her goal is to someday become a track star and lawyer.

If you have information in the case call Crimestoppers.

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